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Dan White
06-29-2007, 09:14 PM
I have a 57 Supercharger from a GH and am thinking about putting it on my E38 truck. However, I also am considering switching the 2bbl for a Edelbrock 4bbl at the same time. Anyone out there done this?

Thanks



Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

64V-K7
06-30-2007, 09:23 AM
I've seen a lot of apps, using your VS unit and a carb bonnet from a GT Hawk for an original AFB, or a Procharger style bonnet for a new AFB. The VS used the original air intake elbow and a K&N cone filter.

Bob Johnstone
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64V-K7
06-30-2007, 09:50 AM
Here's a couple pics from a few years back..

http://www.studebaker-info.org/vs57xCKa.jpg
http://www.studebaker-info.org/vs57xCKb.jpg

Bob Johnstone
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JDP
06-30-2007, 10:09 AM
You may have a problem "clocking" the blower to match the R2 bonnet since the early blowers do not have the extra tapped holes to rotate the back half.

JDP/Maryland
66 Sports sedan
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
64 Daytona R2
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

StudeRich
07-03-2007, 12:07 AM
Dan; where are you going to get a sealed Edelbrock? I think I would use an R3 pressure box!


quote:Originally posted by Dan White

I have a 57 Supercharger from a GH and am thinking about putting it on my E38 truck. However, I also am considering switching the 2bbl for a Edelbrock 4bbl at the same time. Anyone out there done this?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Mike
07-03-2007, 04:32 AM
If you are using a VS-57 McCulloch, it's "clockable" in 10 degree increments. Some positions may put the bolts that hold it together in positions where they interfere with the Golden Hawk mounting brcket. It's possible to countersink the bolt.
The SN-60 Paxton's, made for Studebaker Avanti's or Lark's and Hawk's with the R2, have only the mounting holes for their intended application; and aren't as clockable. Serial #'s start with "MS" for Avanti's, and "ML" for Lark's/Hawk's. Their mounting holes are in different locations.
Mike M.

Chicken Hawk
07-03-2007, 09:36 AM
It's a lot easier if you use the Lark/Hawk R 2 water manifold and supercharger bracket as the Golden Hawk set up doesn't adapt itself very well when trying to rotate the blower as the mounting holes has some interference. Not something that can't be solved but more difficult.

This is something I ran into when putting a supercharger on my E28 hauler. I moved the radiator forward some and the crank pulley would not fit in the "V" part of the frame but was easily notched for clearance.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by Dan White

I have a 57 Supercharger from a GH and am thinking about putting it on my E38 truck. However, I also am considering switching the 2bbl for a Edelbrock 4bbl at the same time. Anyone out there done this?

Thanks



Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

JDP
07-03-2007, 09:40 AM
Thanks for correcting my on clocking the early blowers and explaining that only the later Studebaker blowers can't be clocked. I guess I ran into the bolts hitting the mount issue when I tried to add a 4 barrel back in the day and my memory got hazy.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
07-03-2007, 09:42 AM
Thanks for correcting my on clocking the early blowers and explaining that only the later Studebaker blowers can't be clocked. I guess I ran into the bolts hitting the mount issue when I tried to add a 4 barrel back in the day and my memory got hazy.

JDP/Maryland
64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
63 GT R2
63 Lark 2 door
62 Gt Hawk
62 Lark 2 door
60 Lark HT-60Hawk
59 3E truck
58 Starlight
52 & 53 Starliner
51 Commander

Dan White
07-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Thanks guys for the inputs!




Dan White
64 R1 GT
64 R2 GT

Roscomacaw
07-03-2007, 11:38 PM
Ted,
Wasn't it you who suggested making a 4-bbl pressure box out of a Dutch Oven style cooking pot?[:0][}:)]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe